On Now
Coming Up
  • Thu., Jul. 24, 2014 11:00 AM CDT Shareholders Meeting

    The Green Bay Packers 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held Thursday, July 24, at 11 a.m., at Lambeau Field. The meeting will take place rain or shine.

  • Fri., Jul. 25, 2014 6:00 PM CDT Packers 1K Kids Run

    Back to Football also includes the 1K Kids Run, presented by WPS Health Insurance. Kids 10 years old and younger will have the opportunity to run a Lambeau Lap on Friday, July 25, at 6 p.m. Registration for the Kids Run is $10 and all participants will receive a Packers 1K Run t-shirt, a logoed bag and a participant medal.

    http://www.packers.com/5k

  • Fri., Jul. 25, 2014 7:00 PM CDT Movie Night at Lambeau Field

    Movie Night at Lambeau Field will return this year on Friday, July 25, following the 1K Kids Run. The event is free and open to the public, and concessions will be available throughout the movie. More details will be announced at a later date.

    Time listed above is subject to change.

  • Sat., Jul. 26, 2014 6:30 PM CDT Packers 5K Run/Walk

    The fifth annual ‘5K Run/Walk at Lambeau Field,’ is set for Saturday, July 26, at 6:30 p.m.

    The computer-timed run is highlighted by a neighborhood route that ultimately takes participants into Lambeau Field and around the famed gridiron. The event has a special finish line – the Packers’ ‘G’ painted on turf located in the parking lot.

    All participants will receive a Packers 5K Run T-shirt, a logoed bag, and a bib number and timing chip. To celebrate the race’s fifth anniversary, all participants will receive a commemorative medal. In addition, photos will be taken on the course and will be available at no cost on the Packers 5K Run website.

    Packers-themed awards will be presented to the top three finishers in each age group. An awards ceremony will take place following the conclusion of the race.

    Registration, which is $25 for adults and $15 for children (12 and younger), will be available online beginning Friday, May 23, at www.packers.com/5k. Mail-in registration is also an option, with forms available online and in person at Lambeau Field. Runners can also register at the Bellin Run Expo on Friday, June 13, at Astor Park in Green Bay. Early registration is encouraged. After July 13, registration fees will increase to $30 and $20, respectively.

  • Thu., Jul. 31, 2014 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT PPCC Annual Reception

    The Packers Partners Annual Reception is set for Thursday, July 31, 2014 in the Lambeau Field Atrium from 4:00 PM- 7:00 PM.

    Packers Jarrett Boykin, Eddie Lacy, Datone Jones and DuJuan Harris will appear at the reception. The event will include a Player Guest Q&A, a Meet & Greet with a Packers Alumni and a Raffle Drawing.

    This is a member’s only event. Invitations will be mailed the week of June 23rd, and online registration will open at 9 am CDT on June 25th and will close on July 11th at 5 pm CDT. 

    Invitations will include all of this information and additional details.

    To sign up to become a member of the Packers Partners Club of Champions and receive an invitation to the reception, fans can go to www.packers.com/ppcc.

     
  • Sat., Aug. 02, 2014 5:30 PM CDT Packers Family Night, presented by Bellin Health

    ‘Family Night’ will serve as the introduction of the 2014 Green Bay Packers, in-person to a capacity crowd in Lambeau Field and on television to a state-wide audience.

    The event, which begins with in-stadium activities at 5:30 p.m., will benefit the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids foster care adoption program, a signature program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

Jordan Zumwalt perfect fit for a team that wants to hit

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on February 23, 2014 – 7:53 am

UCLA LB Jordan Zumwalt

UCLA LB Jordan Zumwalt

INDIANAPOLIS–When we last left UCLA linebacker Jordan Zumwalt, he was leaving the field following a practice at the Senior Bowl, and blood was trickling from his forehead. This was one day after coaches had instructed Zumwalt to dial back his contact.

You want a hitter? Zumwalt is your guy.

Zumwalt will work out on Monday at the scouting combine, and should his athletic measurables equal his gusto for the game, Zumwalt might begin  a sharp rise up draft boards.

“Coach Mora really helped change the program a lot. UCLA used to have the reputation of being soft. A lot of our guys hated that. We weren’t about that at all. That’s when Coach Mora showed up and he just made it OK for us to be ourselves,” Zumwalt said.

The new directive culminated with Zumwalt delivering the hit of the bowl season, a knockout blow to Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas.

“That probably is the best hit of my career, and I’m really grateful for that opportunity I had,” Zumwalt said. “You know, everybody wants to take the quarterback out of the game. It’s nice when you don’t have to play against the starting quarterback.”

On the surface, Zumwalt doesn’t appear to fit the new NFL culture, but Seattle just won a Super Bowl with an against-the-grain approach, and a Packers team in need of help on defense, especially at linebacker, might have interest in Zumwalt.

“It was against Oregon,” Zumwalt said when asked on Saturday about the personal foul penalty that earned him notoriety for being a borderline dirty player. “I’d hit De’Anthony Thomas. I hit him across the middle and I gave him a ‘good night’ (hands together, up against the side of the face as if he were sleeping). I was just all emotion. Thinking back to it, I was an idiot for doing that. You should never do that. It looks bad. I was really caught up in the emotion and that’s what I did. It felt right at the time. That’s the way I was feeling toward him, so that’s what I did. It turned out that it wasn’t a penalty because I didn’t hit him with just my helmet. It wasn’t targeting, so there was no reason to throw the flag.”

Want some muscle? Can you live with a player that doesn’t fit the culture? Here’s your guy.


Posted in Packers.com Blog | 8 Comments »


8 Responses to “Jordan Zumwalt perfect fit for a team that wants to hit”

  1. By dunjav2013 on Feb 23, 2014 | Reply

    Reblogged this on dunjav.

  2. By Spanko on Feb 23, 2014 | Reply

    DRAFT HIM

  3. By NOW on Feb 23, 2014 | Reply

    THIS GUY

  4. By axespray on Feb 23, 2014 | Reply

    Anyone that can tackle.

  5. By Debby Downer on Feb 23, 2014 | Reply

    The Packers will draft him and he’ll be a flop. I just know it.

  6. By Bob LawBlaw on Feb 23, 2014 | Reply

    Debby Downer is going to kill themselves.. but before they do… they are going to post to facebook that they were bullied… I just know it…..

  7. By Scott Campbell on Feb 23, 2014 | Reply

    Draft the best linebacker on the board in round 2, cut Hawk,
    and keep Neal.

  8. By wiguyinmn on Feb 24, 2014 | Reply

    Why cut Hawk? He’s currently the best you’ve got at ILB, and uou’ve basically already paid for his services. Also, Neal plays DE & OLB, not ILB.

Sorry, comments for this entry are closed at this time.